A nomadic journey is a circuit, traveling from pasture land to pasture land, watering hole to watering hole, year after year. Much of the Hebraic lifestyle is related to this circular journey. Even the feasts are a nomadic journey of a circuit; Pesach (Passover), Shavuot (Pentecost), Sukkot (Tabernacles) and back to Pesahh again. The entire Torah is read through the year and when the end of Deuteronomy is reached, the scroll is rewound and the reading continues with Genesis 1:1.~~Jeffrey Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center
As Billy Martin told us at the Summer of the Seer Conference last year, everything in the end brings us back to the beginning for understanding and only the Creator of the Universe could have told us the ending in the Beginning of the Torah! He uses His Feasts to teach us how it will be and what to look for as far as timing and signs. I have found that studying only gets you so far. I have been doing the feasts consistently since the end of 2002 and I have learned something new about my relationship with God or the end times each and every year. Hebraic learning is hands on learning. I believe that is God’s way too. That does not mean to be upset if you miss something. It means to walk it out with Him in relationship learning as you go.
You can find out particulars of a Seder by attending one or reading one online or we can go through that later if there is interest in it. But for now, I would like to teach this in a way only one teacher I have seen does. Dr. Hollisa Alewine’s ‘Creation Gospel’ is where I learned the correlation between the Feasts and the other 7’s in scripture.
We begin in the Spring in the First Month with Pesach.
Passover/Pesach – literally can mean to skip, hop, dance, leap
But the pictographic meaning shed more light on the original meaning…
peh- mouth, samek- support wheel, chet fence or separation from sin
So pesach also has the connotation of being a fence from sin, the mouth or opening of the year and other feasts, and the support for the cyclical organization of the feasts
So please lay aside for a moment what we have been taught previously about the death angel and the blood on the door posts and open to another possibility. Let the scriptures speak for themselves but with the added benefit of understanding the meaning of the Hebrew words.
From what I have studied and the picture I am getting in my mind when I read all these passages and put together the big picture, I believe the Spirit, in a sense hopped onto the houses which belonged to YHWH and spread his wings over them…and us, hovering, brooding over them/us till the death plague was completed…let us find out why I believe this.
Everything about Pesach seder is read as though both they in the past and we in this day are the ones going through the plagues and being set free from bondage. So it is to be taken very personally!
then beware lest you forget the LORD, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
“‘These are the set feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, is the LORD’s Pesach.
March or April timing each year, at evening on 14th of Abib/1st Month in spring at Barley harvest
I know people who follow the scripture rather than the calendar to go looking for Barley that is nearly ready to determine if the month begins at the next new moon or if we must wait another month, adding a 13th leap month to the calendar. Most Jews go by a precalculated calendar since so many are not in Israel and want to be celebrating at the same time all together.
This year 2013 March 25 at sundown.
Blood of Lamb
Song of Songs
The LORD spoke to Moshe and Aharon in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Yisra’el, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household; and if the household be too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls; according to what everyone can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Yisra’el shall kill it at evening. They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it. They shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and matzah. They shall eat it with bitter herbs. Don’t eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire; with its head, its legs and its inner parts. You shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. This is how you shall eat it: with your waist girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s Pesach. For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and animal. Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. The blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be on you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be to you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to the LORD: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. “‘Seven days shall you eat matzah; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Yisra’el. In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. You shall observe the feast of matzah; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat matzah, until the twenty first day of the month at evening. Seven days shall there be no yeast found in your houses, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisra’el, whether he be a foreigner, or one who is born in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat matzah.'” Then Moshe called for all the elders of Yisra’el, and said to them, “Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Pesach. You shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you. You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever. It shall happen when you have come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service. It will happen, when your children ask you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ that you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s Pesach, who passed over the houses of the children of Yisra’el in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and spared our houses.'” The people bowed their heads and worshiped. The children of Yisra’el went and did so; as the LORD had commanded Moshe and Aharon, so they did. It happened at midnight, that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Par`oh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of livestock. Par`oh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. He called for Moshe and Aharon by night, and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the children of Yisra’el; and go, serve the LORD, as you have said! Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!” The Egyptians were urgent with the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, “We are all dead men.” The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. The children of Yisra’el did according to the word of Moshe; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing. The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. They despoiled the Egyptians. The children of Yisra’el traveled from Ra`meses to Sukkot, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children. A mixed multitude went up also with them, with flocks, herds, and even very much livestock. They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn’t leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn’t wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food. Now the time that the children of Yisra’el lived in Egypt was four hundred thirty years. It happened at the end of four hundred thirty years, even the same day it happened, that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night to be much observed to the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD, to be much observed of all the children of Yisra’el throughout their generations. The LORD said to Moshe and Aharon, “This is the ordinance of the Pesach. There shall no foreigner eat of it, but every man’s servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it. A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it. In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it. All the congregation of Yisra’el shall keep it. When a stranger shall live as a foreigner with you, and will keep the Pesach to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one who is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. One law shall be to him who is born at home, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you.” Thus did all the children of Yisra’el. As the LORD commanded Moshe and Aharon, so they did. It happened the same day, that the LORD brought the children of Yisra’el out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
The city has no need for the sun, neither of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
On the next day a great multitude had come to the feast. When they heard that Yeshua was coming to Yerushalayim, they took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet him, and cried out, “Hoshia`na! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Yisra’el!”
This is love, that we should walk according to his mitzvot (commands). This is the mitzvah, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don’t confess that Yeshua the Messiah came in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Anti-messiah.
When they drew near to Yerushalayim, and came to Beit-Pagey, to the Mount of Olives, then Yeshua sent two talmidim (disciples), saying to them, “Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of Tziyon, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The talmidim went, and did just as Yeshua commanded them, and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and he sat on them. A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road. The multitudes who went before him, and who followed kept shouting, “Hoshia`na to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hoshia`na in the highest!”
I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden menorot (menorahs/ 7 prong lampstands). And among the menorot was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters. He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest. When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Don’t be afraid. I am the first and the last, and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amein. I have the keys of Death and of She’ol. Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will happen hereafter; the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden menorot. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven menorot are seven assemblies.
Let us look at all the 7’s in the scripture beginning with the first day of creation. We will compare the first of each of the 7’s. More links are noticeable in the Hebrew than in the English but these are all related.
Aleph = #1, strong leader, ox/stag
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. There was evening and there was morning, one day.
Day 1 of Creation
Light and darkness
See the first light
You send forth your Spirit: they are created. You renew the face of the ground.
Bohoo- ruin, waste
Koshek -obscurity, misery, ignorance
Tehom-abyss, grave, surging mass of waters, deep
Rakaf- brood, flutter, move, shake….like a hen!!!!
“Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!
Churches in Revelation…
“To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: “He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden menorot says these things: “I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can’t tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call themselves emissaries, and they are not, and found them false. You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you swiftly, and will move your menorah out of its place, unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
Now these are the names of the sons of Yisra’el, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Ya`akov): Re’uven, Shim`on, Levi, and Yehudah, Yissakhar, Zevulun, and Binyamin, Dan and Naftali, Gad and Asher. All the souls who came out of Ya`akov’s body were seventy souls, and Yosef was in Egypt already. Yosef died, as did all his brothers, and all that generation. The children of Yisra’el were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn’t know Yosef. He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the children of Yisra’el are more and mightier than we. Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they also join themselves to our enemies, and fight against us, and escape out of the land.” Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Par`oh: Pitom and Ra`meses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Yisra’el. The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Yisra’el serve, and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.
The LORD spoke to Moshe, Go in to Par`oh, and tell him, “This is what the LORD says, ‘Let my people go, that they may serve me. If you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your borders with frogs: and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs: and the frogs shall come up both on you, and on your people, and on all your servants.'” The LORD said to Moshe, “Tell Aharon, ‘Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.'” Aharon stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. The magicians did in like manner with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt. Then Par`oh called for Moshe and Aharon, and said, “Entreat the LORD, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD.” Moshe said to Par`oh, “I give you the honor of setting the time that I should pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only.” He said, “Tomorrow.” He said, “Be it according to your word, that you may know that there is none like the LORD our God. The frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only.” Moshe and Aharon went out from Par`oh, and Moshe cried to the LORD concerning the frogs which he had brought on Par`oh. The LORD did according to the word of Moshe, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. But when Par`oh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken. The LORD said to Moshe, “Tell Aharon, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'” They did so; and Aharon stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn’t. There were lice on man, and on animal. Then the magicians said to Par`oh, “This is the finger of God:” and Par`oh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them; as the LORD had spoken.
Go, and cry in the ears of Yerushalayim, saying, Thus says the LORD, I remember for you the kindness of your youth, the love of your weddings; how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. Yisra’el [was] holiness to the LORD, the first fruits of his increase: all who devour him shall be held guilty; evil shall come on them, says the LORD.
Themes are…Permitted, First Love of Righteous, The Beginning
7 Spirits of Elohim
Chokmah – Wisdom
chet- fence or separation from sin, caf- palm or container , mem- water, hey – breath
Wisdom (Strong’s #2451)
The verbal root for this word is חכם (hhakham) and means to separate between good and bad, right and wrong, left and right, up and down, etc. This is often used in the context of a skilled workman as in Exodus 28:3, “And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise (hhakham) hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.” These workmen are filled with the spirit of “wisdom” which is in the Hebrew חכמה (hhakhmah), the noun form of the verb חכם (hhakham). A person with wisdom is one who has the ability to separate between good and bad, right and wrong, left and right, up and down, etc.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
The LORD, how many are your works! In wisdom have you made them all. The earth is full of your riches.
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
The proverbs of Shlomo, the son of David, king of Yisra’el: to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding; to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man: that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel: to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction. My son, listen to your father’s instruction, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching: for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, don’t consent. If they say, “Come with us, Let’s lay in wait for blood; let’s lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let’s swallow them up alive like She’ol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit. We’ll find all valuable wealth. We’ll fill our houses with spoil. You shall cast your lot among us. We’ll all have one purse.” My son, don’t walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path, for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood. For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird: but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives. So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners. Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge? Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you. Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention; but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you; when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you. Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me; because they hated knowledge, and didn’t choose the fear of the LORD. They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof. Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes. For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm.”
Doesn’t wisdom cry out? Doesn’t understanding raise her voice? On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands. Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud: “To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind. You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart. Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things. For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. They are all plain to him who understands, right to those who find knowledge. Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can’t be compared to it. “I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth. Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule; nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth. I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me. With me are riches, honor, enduring wealth, and prosperity. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; my yield than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice; That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries. “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his work, before his deeds of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed. When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was brought forth; while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world. When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep, when he established the clouds above, when the springs of the deep became strong, when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his mitzvah, when he marked out the foundations of the earth; then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him, Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men. “Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise. Don’t refuse it. Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me, finds life, and will obtain favor from the LORD. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.”
Themes are…First Love, First Light
7 Abomination God hates
Proud look or haughty eyes
There are six things which the LORD hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief, a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers. My son, keep your father’s mitzvah, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you. For the mitzvah is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Dee Ann Stover
Kol Kevuda Bat Melech Penima
All the honor of the daughter of the King resides within